Departments of Rural Health


  • Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH)

    The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BH UDRH) aims to improve health care in far western NSW by providing high quality support, education and training for rural and remote health workers

    Its focus is to establish relevant teaching and support environments, promote opportunities for student placements in the region, and deliver a successful rural attachment program for medical, nursing and allied health students

    The organisation also encourages experienced academic staff to spend time in the bush and foster partnerships to improve the quality of health care for rural Australians

    Located within the Department is the Centre for Remote Health Research, which aims to enhance the national expertise in rural and remote health research and the translation of research into policy and practice


  • University Centre for Rural Health

    University Centre for Rural Health was established (as The Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health) in 2001 as a joint venture of the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the North Coast Area Health Service

    The University Centre for Rural Health is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in education of students for clinical practice in rural health and conducts research relevant to the health needs of rural communities situated within the Northern Rivers region of NSW and elsewhere

    The University Centre for Rural Health provides excellent rural experience in programs for medicine, nursing, postgraduate public health, and undergraduate allied health. The Centre also supervises postgraduate research students and provides continuing professional education for local clinicians